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Re: Microsoft releses Services for Unix

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Merlin Moncure <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Microsoft releses Services for Unix
Date: 2004-01-26 18:29:33
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Merlin Moncure wrote:
> > Yes, of course. Otherwise we have all been wasting our time very badly
> ;-)
> > 
> > In fact, it's quite important that all work be tested from a Windows
> > command prompt, and not just from inside Mingw. I know I found
> numerous
> > errors that I corrected that way.
> For fun, I've been porting postgres 7.4.1 to Interix and I'm about 99%
> of the way through it.   There were some problems with configure and I
> had to do a lot of things by hand.  
> It turns out that Interix 3.5 is still missing a few things, notably
> sync() (but not threads)... :(.  I didn't know this going into it, and a
> kernel based sync() was one of the major reasons that the Interix port
> had the potential to be better/faster than a 'native' port (they do,
> however have ipc & signals, and other helpful things).

MinGW doesn't have sync() either.  It is on our TODO and I think we are
going to have to collect a list of files modified since the last
checkpoint and do an open/_commit on each one.

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